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Herpes simplex Virus and Varicella zoster Virus NAT

Source Blood

If testing on specimen other than blood required, refer to Provincial Laboratory http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/lab/page3317.aspx.
Mnemonic HS VZ PCR
Specimen Requirements

1 x 4 mL lavender top EDTA tube.

Do not collect in same tube with any other test.

Specimen Handling

Do not open tubes, do not centrifuge.

Transport on ice or cold packs. Ensure tube is not in direct contact with ice pack so specimen does not freeze.

Additional Information Send completed history form.

Refer to Provincial Laboratory http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/lab/page3317.aspx.
Testing Location Provincial Laboratory
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s) HSV and VZV NAT, Herpes simplex Virus NAT, Varicella zoster Virus NAT
Reference Interval